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NASA/IPAC Teacher
Archive Research Program

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I've been involved in many professional development activities and this is by far the best one I've ever done

Chelen Johnson

IC 2118/Rebull

IC 2118/Rebull

Young Stars in IC 2118: Using Spitzer Space Telescope infrared images to find newly forming stars in the Witch Head nebula (IC2118) and using optical data to determine their masses and ages and to see their relationship to the interstellar medium and to other similar star forming regions.

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Our Participants Talk About NITARP

  • Grannucci

    Working with teachers and astronomers across the country was great for my personal knowledge. Working across times zones was another fun, but interesting challenge. Learning how to work with completely new people, being in a new place, learning new material, all of these experiences help shape me better as a person.

  • Mehta

    [I have] an example of a student who, previous to the summer trip did not have a focused direction for his future after high school, but now does. [He wants to be a scientist.]

  • Decosgter

    My students were really impressed when I gave them just a summary of some of the stuff we did and saw [at the AAS]!